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Tapi Sioux Takes On Japan’s Serein In Search Of Oaks Points In Thursday’s UAE Oaks

Runners in Thursday’s classic $250,000 UAE Oaks (G3) in Dubai are vying for ‘top local filly’ bragging rights, as well as 85 (50 to the winner) qualifying points for the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) and a spot in the gate for the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2). In such, many will have a first […]

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Sir Winston Will Ship To Florida, Acclimate To Warmer Weather Before Dubai

Following a triumphant return to action in a January 31 allowance race at the Big A, Tracy Farmer’s reigning Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston returned to the work tab on Friday when recording a half-mile breeze in 48.74 seconds over the Belmont Park training track in preparation for the Group 1, $12 million […]

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‘Like A Dream Journey’: Japanese-Trained Serein Targeting Kentucky Oaks Points In Dubai

Promising Japanese 3-year-old filly Serein has made the ambitious move from her home base to Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse and is zeroing in on the Group 3 $250,000 UAE Oaks next Thursday, Feb. 20. A daughter of champion Uncle Mo and G1 winner Tiz Miz Sue, the Mikio Matsunaga-trained Kentucky-bred exits a gritty victory in the […]

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American Import Quip Will Make Dubai Debut In Thursday’s Firebreak Stakes

Thursday’s Group 3 $200,000 Firebreak Stakes at Meydan will mark numerous firsts for multiple G2-winning American import, Quip. It will be his first start of 2020 and in the UAE, as well as for trainer Doug Watson and in the orange and black colors of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi. “Obviously, he has the […]

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Oaklawn Could Serve As Launching Pad To Dubai For Math Wizard

You might need to be a math wizard to calculate Math Wizard’s travel schedule in 2019. As for the Reader’s Digest version, Math Wizard made three starts at Gulfstream Park between January and February, a start at Aqueduct in April, a start in May at Oaklawn, a start in June at Thistledown, a start in […]

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O’Neill Trainee Fore Left Will Represent USA In Thursday’s UAE 2000 Guineas

Reddam Racing’s multiple stakes winner Fore Left will look to land a few ‘firsts’ in Thursday’s Group 3 $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas. Already part of the first American string at the Dubai World Cup Carnival, the Doug O’Neill trainee seeks to become the earliest-ever American victor at the Carnival. Within his own career, a win […]

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Godolphin Turf Star Benbatl To Try Dirt In Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2

Godolphin’s star pupil Benbatl will make his much-anticipated first start on dirt in Thursday’s Group 2 $450,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 at Meydan for trainer Saeed bin Suroor. While this experiment may have happened sooner had now-retired stablemate and two-time Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow not existed, its timing is no less potent, […]

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Casse Considers Sending Sir Winston ‘Straight To Dubai’ After Big Allowance Effort

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston won his first race since capturing last year’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, rallying from last-of-seven to capture his 4-year-old debut in a one-mile allowance race on Friday at Aqueduct. The “Test of the Champion” victor made his first start in more than six months when he finished last-of-12 at one mile […]

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O’Neill Sends Fight On In Search Of First Dubai Carnival Victory

After a pair of fourth-place finishes and a sixth from his first three Dubai World Cup Carnival runners last week, American trainer Doug O’Neill will fire three more bullets from his 11-strong, history-making string on Thursday. Said triad is led by CTR Stable and O’Neill’s Fight On, who tops the weights in Thursday’s fourth race […]

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